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Veritas InfoScale Availabbility 7.0 for Unix: Administration


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: kr40 000,00


The Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.0 for Linux: Administration course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) clusters.

This five day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to use InfoScale Availability to manage applications in a high availability environment. After gaining the fundamental skills that are needed to manage a highly available application in a cluster, you can deploy InfoScale Availability in a lab environment to implement a sample cluster design.


By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how clustering is used to implement high availability in the data center environment.
  • Describe VCS and cluster communication mechanisms.
  • Create a cluster, and configure service groups and resources.
  • Implement and verify failover and failback capability. for application, storage, and network services.
  • Configure and optimize cluster behavior.
  • Protect data in a shared storage environment.
  • Describe I/O fencing operations, and its implementation.
  • Configure VCS to manage an Oracle database and other applications.
  • Configure a global cluster environment, including remote clusters, global heartbeats, and global service groups.
  • Configure notification and failover behavior in a global cluster.


This course is for Linux system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration/development staff, who will be installing, operating, or integrating InfoScale Availability.


Knowledge of and hands-on experience with Linux systems administration


Cluster Server Basics

High Availability Concepts

High availability concepts
Clustering concepts
High availability application services
Clustering prerequisites
VCS Building Blocks

VCS terminology
Cluster communication
VCS architecture
VCS Operations

Common VCS tools and operations
Service group operations
Resource operations
VCS Configuration Methods

Starting and stopping VCS
Overview of configuration methods
Online configuration
Controlling access to VCS
Preparing Services for VCS

Preparing applications for VCS
Performing one-time configuration tasks
Testing the application service
Stopping and migrating an application service
Collecting configuration information
Online Configuration

Online service group configuration
Adding resources
Solving common configuration errors
Testing the service group
Offline Configuration

Offline configuration examples
Offline configuration procedures
Solving offline configuration problems
Testing the service group
Configuring Notification

Notification overview
Configuring notification
Overview of triggers
Cluster Server Additions

Handling Resource Faults

VCS response to resource faults
Determining failover duration
Controlling fault behavior
Recovering from resource faults
Fault notification and event handling
Intelligent Monitoring Framework

IMF overview
IMF configuration
Faults and failover with intelligent monitoring
Cluster Communications

VCS communications review
Cluster interconnect configuration
Joining the cluster membership
Changing the interconnect configuration
Cluster Server Applications

Using I/O Fencing for Application Data Integrity

Data protection requirements
I/O fencing concepts
I/O fencing operations
I/O fencing implementation
Fencing configuration
Clustering Applications

Application service overview
VCS agents for managing applications
The Application agent
IMF support and prevention of concurrency violation
Clustering Databases

VCS database agents
Database preparation
The database agent for Oracle
Database failover behavior
Additional Oracle agent functions
Global Clustering

Global Cluster Architecture and Concepts

Global cluster architecture
Global cluster components
VCS features for global cluster management
Intercluster communication failure
Configuring a Global Cluster

Linking clusters
Configuring global cluster heartbeats
Configuring a global service group
Managing dynamic IP address updates
Managing a Global Cluster

Managing clusters in a global cluster environment
Managing global cluster heartbeats
Managing global service groups
Using VIOM for disaster recovery
Notification and Failover Behavior in a Global Cluster

Notification in a global cluster
Failover behavior of a global service group
Cluster state transitions
Simulating global clusters using the VCS Simulator

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